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The college is chartered by the state of Maryland and governed by the board of trustees, consisting of seven community members and one student member with full voting rights (see Code Education Article, secs. 16-101 through 16-103).

The college president attends meetings, serves as secretary-treasurer, and is a nonvoting member. The governor appoints community members for six-year terms with the advice and consent of the state senate. The chair is elected from the larger group.

Lawrence W. Ulvila Jr.

Board of Trustees member Lawrence Ulvila

Current chair. Appointed to a six-year term beginning July 1, 2016.

Ulvila is founder of Insurance Solutions. He chairs the Leadership Committee for Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) McNew Mental Health Campaign and is past chair of the AACC Foundation Board, AAMC Foundation Board, Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, AAMC Outreach Council on Mental Illness & Alcohol/Substance Use, and The 21st Century Education Foundation. His more recent awards include Leadership Anne Arundel Distinguished Graduate Award, Maryland Association of Health Underwriters Person of the Year, Anne Arundel County Good Scout Award, Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, Inducted into the Chambers’ Hall of Fame, and the Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sandra E. Moore

Board of Trustees member Sandra Moore

Vice chair, reappointed 2019.

Moore is the director of the Schools of Medical Imaging at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She had been director of the Radiography program at Johns Hopkins and the clinical coordinator of the Radiography program at Anne Arundel Community College. She also is a site visitor for the Joint Review Committee in Radiologic Technology and has worked as a consultant. Moore coordinates continuing education programs for radiologic technologists and frequently makes presentations in the field. She also has been national chair for the American Roentgen Ray Society Advisory Panel for the continuing education of radiologic technologists. 

Moore earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., a radiography certificate from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and also is certified in mammography. She has a Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching from the Notre Dame of Maryland University. 

Paula J. Darrah, J.D.

board of trustees member Paula Darrah

Appointed 2016 to complete the term of a member who resigned.

Darrah is an attorney with Warfield & Darrah P.C. in Severna Park.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Her practice focuses on family law, including trial practice in divorce, custody and support. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1985, to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in 1986 and before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2001. 

Darrah is a member of the Anne Arundel Bar Association and the family law section of the Maryland Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She also has been a lecturer for the county bar association, the YWCA and other civil groups.  

Rev. Dr. Diane R. Dixon-Proctor

Board of Trustees member Rev. Dr. Diane Dixon-Proctor

Appointed 2008, reappointed 2014; chair 2014-2015, 2016-2017; vice chair 2012-2014, 2015-2016.

The Rev. Dr. Dixon-Proctor is interim pastor of Sharp Street United Methodist Church in Sandy Spring, Md. For eight years, she served as senior pastor of John Wesley United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie, where she implemented programs for ex-offenders, a food bank, a winter relief shelter and a Women’s Empowerment Center. The Rev. Dr. Dixon-Proctor is Northeastern Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion of the Association of Community Colleges Trustees (ACCT), Treasurer of Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) and recipient of the 2019 Women Who Make A Difference Award from Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. The New York City native also owns a fashion boutique, Occasions by Diane.

Walter J. Hall

Board of Trustees member Walter Hall

Appointed 1984 to fill out term of member who resigned; reappointed 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2011 and 2018; chair, 2003-2004, 1994-1998, 1988-1989

President and owner of Annapolis Bowl, Severna Park Lanes and Greenway Bowl in Odenton, Hall also is chair and owner of The English Company, a restaurant and catering chain based in Salisbury. He is chair of the Hall Investment Group, Hall Development Company and a principal in Hall Enterprises, a consulting business. From 1985 to 1995, Hall was a partner in the Healthrax Group, a chain of 13 health and fitness clubs in New England. He also was president and CEO of BTR Realty Inc. and chaired it from 1981 to 1986. His work with Fair Lanes Inc. from 1967 to 1995 involved leadership roles ranging from vice president to president and CEO to chairman and then consultant.

Hall is a graduate of the City of Liverpool College of Technology and the Harvard Business School. His service includes commissioner with the Maryland Health Resources Planning Commission, trustee of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, former member of the National Bowling Council, president of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America, vice president and a member of the board of directors of Bowling Inc. and a member of the board of the Maryland Bowling Proprietors Association.

Hall serves as chair of The Smart Corp., the bowling industry’s $40 million scholarship foundation. He also served as president of the M.U.B.I.G. chain operators group in bowling. Hall has been active in many local and regional civic organizations and is a director of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He has received many honors and awards, including a citation in 1999 from the governor for Outstanding Service and Significant Contributions as a Respected Member of Maryland Health Resources Planning Commission. That same year he also received an Executive Citation for Service to the Community as co-chair of the Citizens Committee on Maintenance, Repair and Renovation of Public Schools from the county executive. In 2009, Hall was inducted into the Comcast Business Hall of Fame by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

James H. Johnson Jr., Ph.D.

Board of trustees member James Johnson

Appointed 2006; reappointed 2012, 2018; chair, 2008-2011; vice chair, 2007-2008

Johnson is a professor emeritus of civil engineering and former dean of Howard University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences. He has worked at Howard University since 1971, where, in addition to being dean, he served as the Samuel P. Massie Professor of Environmental Engineering. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Howard University; a Master of Science degree in Sanitary Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; a doctorate in applied sciences from University of Delaware and a certificate in college management at Carnegie-Mellon University.

In addition to his teaching background, Johnson serves as chair of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). He also served as a technical consultant on several environmental engineering projects; performed many sponsored research projects; written and presented on numerous topics regarding engineering and hazardous waste management; and has received many honors and awards.

Jerome W. Klasmeier

Board of Trustees member Jerome Kleismeier

Appointed 2002 and 2008 to complete the terms of members who resigned; reappointed 2012, 2018; vice chair 2004-2006, 2008-2009, 2011-2012, 2016-2017

Klasmeier, former assistant comptroller of Maryland, has had a distinguished career in public service for many years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola College and served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer.

Klasmeier has served nearly four decades in state and county government, including serving as chief administrative officer to former County Executive Janet Owens and as a former special projects consultant to Anne Arundel County. His civic work includes service as a member of the Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation, the Providence Center board of directors and the advisory board to the adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard Military Youth Corps Challenge Program.

Tamela "Van" Mason

Image of Student BOT member, Van Mason.

Appointed fall 2019.

Tamela “Van” Mason is a full-time Architecture and Interior Design student on track to graduate in May 2020. Mason is a member of the Committee on Teaching and Learning, Student Chapter Vice-President of the National Association of Kitchen and Bath (NKBA), and is an officer and national member of the Student Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Mason also has a distinguished 20-year career in real estate as a broker and is the founder of Maryland Dream Home Realty & Dream Home Design Group-Studio 36, serving residential and commercial clients in architecture and interior design. Mason is a wife, mother, grandmother and avid gardener who serves on several housing and community development boards.

If you'd like to reach out to our student trustee member, please feel free to email Van Mason.

Trustees Emeriti

  • Robert J. DiAiso, 1998
  • Arthur D. Ebersberger, 2017
  • Gene E. Floyd, 2009
  • T. Sue Gladhill, 2008
  • Irene E. Newhouse, 1991
  • Donald C. Roane, M.D., 2006


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Public Sessions

2019-2020 Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

2020 Agendas

2020 Minutes

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Student Member Selection

The college seeks applications each spring for the student member of the board of trustees. Applicants are interviewed by a committee of students and staff. The committee recommends the candidate to the AACC president, who sends the candidate's name to the governor's office for appointment.